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First Drive: 2010 G-Power M5 Hurricane RR


The likes of Audi's RS BMW 6 and the Bmw M5 have taken the super sedan arms race to a near-irrational extreme. Then there are cars like the G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RR -- the world's fastest sedan and the atom bomb of the four-door world -- that go way, way past irrational.

Because this is 800 horsepower of twin-supercharged sedan, the Hurricane will stick wheel-to-wheel with a Ferrari 458 Italia to 125 mph and then blow it off the road when things get stupid. And it's the very same car that just stormed to a new four-door record of 231 mph -- besting G-Power's own mark, set with a lesser version of the same car.

And the best part is that without the faux carbon wrap, this Hurricane would simply recede into the sea of other cars on the road.

 Sure, aficionados would likely spot the 20-inch wheels and possibly the badge, but there's nothing else readily apparent to suggest the sheer violence underfoot. It looks like a standard-issue Bmw M5 with a mild Highline bodykit, and the interior is limited to a sports steering wheel and a few splashes of carbon fiber. This is not the kind of car that roars to the heavens and spits fuel on startup, and as we pull onto the old Nordschleife, (which isn't exactly my favorite place to test such a potentially spiky car), it's truly relaxed. At least it is when we're using only the first 10 percent of throttle.

It all adds up to a false sense of security. But then I drop the hammer and those wide Michelin Pilot Sport 2s start to leave a good thousand miles of life on the tarmac. When the rears finally do hook up, they simply kick the car down the road like a nuclear-powered football.

The raw figures say 62 mph falls in 4.35 seconds, which isn't exactly supercar-fast out of the gate. Despite its weight and the sticky rubber, the Hurricane will keep spinning the rears all the way into fourth gear -- in the dry. But even when fighting a losing battle for traction, this thing just flies through the 125-mph mark in 9.5 seconds and 185 mph in 25.8 seconds.

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